Twins Trade SS Prospect to Dodgers for Outfielder Manuel Margot and More…

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Spring training is already underway but the Minnesota Twins are making moves, this time finalizing a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that sent out SS prospect Noah Miller in exchange for 28-year-old outfielder Manuel Margot and SS prospect Rayne Doncon.

The trade was completed so the Dodgers can clear space on their 40-man roster to sign Kike Hernandez, who the Twins were a finalist to land as well. While they won’t land the Puerto Rican utility man, they will get the Dodgers leftovers out of the deal, and that isn’t a bad thing because the Twins seem to have come out okay in the deal.

Minnesota Twins trade with Los Angeles Dodgers

Losing out on Kike Hernandez hurts. But they got some positive assets out of the deal, whether they end up producing for the Twins or being used as pawns in future transactions. But Margot, for sure, looks like a fit for 2024.

Passan also mentioned that cash was also involved in the deal. Manuel Margot, who spent the past few seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, was included in the Tyler Glasnow trade to the Dodgers this offseason. However, he will not have the opportunity to play a single game in a Dodgers uniform.

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Who is (OF) Manuel Margot?

Margot saw action in nearly 100 games last season with the Tampa Bay Rays so he’s not some no-name prospect we’ll never hear about. He played 55 games for the Rays in CF and 43 games in RF, posting a 2023 slash line of .264/.310/.376. He’s proven to be a sturdy platoon option in the outfield which is exactly what the Twins were looking for.

The Twins also added prospect Rayne Doncon in the trade. Doncon was ranked as the Dodgers 23rd prospect. The twins also will receive some cash in the deal, as the Dodgers made this move to sign free agent Kiki Hernandez,

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